Program Assistant, Healthy Communities

Reports to: Assistant Director, Health

FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Washington, D.C. (preferred); regular domestic travel will be required, up to 30%.

Position Overview

The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is seeking a creative self-starter with a strong learning orientation to join our team. The right candidate will combine an interest in the big picture with the ability to pay close attention to detail. The Program Assistant will support the execution and impact of CCI’s Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities program and the activities of the Center overall through a combination of project coordination and administrative support.

CCI is striving to incorporate racial equity and justice in its programming and outreach. We strongly encourage candidates with such an interest and commitment to apply.

What You’ll Do

Duties will evolve and will likely include the following:

Program Support and Coordination

  • Work closely with the Assistant Director and other program staff to provide support for all aspects of Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities. Duties will include but are not limited to:
    • Liaise with initiative participants, staff, and consultants to schedule and coordinate meetings
    • Document and track activities and progress of program and participating teams
    • Participate in and coordinate the planning, implementation and follow up associated with event logistics
    • Taake notes at meetings and on phone calls
    • Support the selection process for future cohorts, including coordinating Outreach and recruitment efforts, processing and organizing applications, Scheduling interviews, and other process coordination
    • Maintain all initiative documents, notes, and research in an organized and accessible manner
  • Draft and edit program-related documents including web content, internal and external correspondence, memos, presentations, talking points, and proposals for internal and external meetings
  • Conduct and assemble research on relevant organizations, initiatives, policies and practices related to program teams and objectives

Administrative Support

  • Arrange travel for program staff according to necessary schedules and preferences
  • Organize receipts and complete expense reports for program staff accurately and on time
  • Schedule program related internal and external meetings, book rooms, assign dial-in/Zoom info, and keep Outlook calendars up-to-date, ensure appropriate IT is set up, manage catering and material needs as required
  • Help prepare and assemble documents for convenings and meetings

Other Responsibilities

  • Contribute to creating and maintaining an organizational culture that is respectful, values learning, and promotes equity and opportunity
  • Manage special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree and non-degreed candidates with three years of work experience are encouraged to apply
  • One to three years of relevant professional experience in project management, writing, communications, or other related areas
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including cultural competency and sensitivity to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Curiosity and demonstrated interest in the work of CCI
    • Relevant professional and educational backgrounds include but not limited to: climate justice, environmental justice, community organizing, non-profit advocacy, urban planning, community/housing development, public health
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Flexible and adaptive approach with the ability to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams
  • Strong interest in personal and professional development with an ability to use feedback (both to give and receive) constructively
  • Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Social media experience and skills (desired)


If you're interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Please list the position for which you're applying in the subject line of your email.

About CCI

The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy works to ensure that people of color and people with low incomes have a fair chance to lead healthy lives. We have a well-established framework and approach that community partnerships can use to mobilize investment capital to create opportunities for affordable housing, jobs, fresh foods, and other drivers of good health while making communities more cohesive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable in the face of climate change.

The Center, backed by several major national foundations, encourages innovation and shared learning among a broad set of stakeholders, from mission-driven investors, banks and intermediaries to community leaders, policy-makers, local officials, anchor institutions, and others with an interest in achieving better outcomes for all people.

About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, and Beijing, we organize our work in seven major areas: Planning and Urban Form, Valuation and Taxation, International and Institute-Wide Initiatives, Latin America and the Caribbean, People’s Republic of China, The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, and the Center for Community Investment.

Transforming investment in communities

CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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